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The Resource The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law, Wolfgang P. Müller

The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law, Wolfgang P. Müller

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The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law
Title
The criminalization of abortion in the West
Title remainder
its origins in medieval law
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang P. Müller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On one hand, there is the ancient Judeo-Christian condemnation of prenatal homicide as a wrong warranting retribution; on the other, there is the juristic definition of 'crime' in the modern sense of the word, which distinguished the term sharply from 'sin and 'tort' and was tied to the rise of Western jurisprudence. To find the act of abortion first identified as a crime in the West, one has to go back to the twelfth century, to the schools of ecclesiastical and Roman law in medieval Europe. In this book, Wolfgang P. Müller tells the story of how abortion came to be criminalized in the West. As he shows, criminalization as a distinct phenomenon and abortion as a self-standing criminal category developed in tandem with each other, first being formulated coherently in the twelfth century at schools of law and theology in Bologna and Paris. Over the ensuing centuries, medieval prosecutors struggled to widen the range of criminal cases involving women accused of ending their unwanted pregnancies. In the process, punishment for abortion went from the realm of carefully crafted rhetoric by ecclesiastical authorities to eventual implementation in practice by clerical and lay judges across Latin Christendom. Informed by legal history, moral theology, literature, and the history of medicine, Müller's book is written with the concerns of modern readers in mind, thus bridging the gap that might otherwise divide modern and medieval sensibilities"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Müller, Wolfgang P.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Law, Medieval
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • Abortion
  • Law, Medieval
  • Europe, Western
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Recht
  • Strafrecht
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Kriminalisierung
  • Westeuropa
  • Europa
  • Avortement
  • Avortement
  • Aborter
  • Law - Non-U.S
  • Law, Politics & Government
  • Law - Europe, except U.K
  • Abortion, Criminal
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Legislation, Medical
  • Europe
Label
The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law, Wolfgang P. Müller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The earliest proponents of criminalization -- Early venues of criminalization -- Chief agents of criminalization -- Principal arguments in favor of criminalization -- Objections to criminalization -- Abortion experts and expertise -- Abortion in the criminal courts of the ius commune -- Forms of punishments in the criminal courts of the ius commune -- The frequency of criminal prosecutions
Control code
ocn797833747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464157
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464157
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4stcw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797833747
Label
The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law, Wolfgang P. Müller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The earliest proponents of criminalization -- Early venues of criminalization -- Chief agents of criminalization -- Principal arguments in favor of criminalization -- Objections to criminalization -- Abortion experts and expertise -- Abortion in the criminal courts of the ius commune -- Forms of punishments in the criminal courts of the ius commune -- The frequency of criminal prosecutions
Control code
ocn797833747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464157
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464157
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4stcw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797833747

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